Thermography is a non-invasive technology available to image and map micro-circulatory shunting associated with breast circulatory changes in the skin.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (PRWEB) April 23, 2018
The American Academy of Thermology (AAT), which is the premiere organization in North America for the scientific development, healthcare training and clinical application of medical infrared imaging, has published revised 2018 Guidelines for Breast Thermology*.
The new internationally peer-reviewed Guidelines, which were introduced in 2006 and last revised in 2015, were prepared by members of the AAT as a guide to aid the Breast Thermologist, and other interested parties, in the clinical application of infrared breast imaging.
The 10 areas covered by the revised 2018 Guidelines include:
1. Patient Communication and Pre-Examination Preparation
2. Patient Assessment
3. Examination Guidelines
4. Review of the Infrared Thermology Examination
5. Preparation and Storage of Exam Findings
6. Exam Time Recommendations
7. Continuing Professional Education
8. Informed Consent
10. Follow-up Studies
“Thermography is a non-invasive technology available to image and map micro-circulatory shunting associated with breast circulatory changes in the skin,” commented Dr. Robert G. Schwartz, AAT Chairman of the Board. “It can play an important adjunctive role in the assessment of allostasis in breast health, clinical diagnosis, and in distinguishing between benign, early, advanced, and progressive disease. Breast thermography can also play a useful role in monitoring treatment effects.”
A copy of the American Academy of Thermology’s revised Guidelines for Breast Thermology is available online at http://aathermology.org/organization/guidelines/guidelines-for-breast-thermology.
About the American Academy of Thermology
Founded in 1971, The American Academy of Thermology (AAT) is the premiere organization in North America for the scientific development, health care training and clinical application of medical infrared imaging. The AAT provides a forum for those who have interest in medically-related conditions that involve the autonomic nervous, peripheral vascular and immuno-inflammatory systems. The organization also holds annual conferences for the presentation of scientific and professional papers, and serves as the voice of its members in medical practice, health care finance, legislative and regulatory related matters. Learn more at http://aathermology.org.
Note*: The AAT Guideline may be revised or withdrawn at any time. The procedures of the AAT require that action be taken to reaffirm, revise or withdraw this Guideline no later than three years from the date of publication. Suggestions for improvement of this Guideline are welcome and should be sent to the executive director of the American Academy of Thermology. No part of this Guideline may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.